Have you ever wished you had a treasure trove of great ideas for those days when motherhood feels draining and mundane?
Ever longed for just one tried and true tip that has actually been used successfully by REAL MOMS with REAL KIDS?
That's why I've created Tuesday's Tips- a weekly post designed to reduce frustration and multiply inspiration in the wacky and wearisome trenches of motherhood.
Of course, a good idea is meant to be shared. So don't keep those jewels for yourself! If you discover something that makes motherhood a little easier, a little more exciting, or a bit more meaningful, please let me know. (Just leave a comment after this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). I'd love to feature your idea on an upcoming Tuesday.
Easter Treats, Take 2!
The pastel plastic eggs have been returned to the storage room and the candy that filled them has been sorted and saved. But it doesn't seem right to stop celebrating quite yet. So this week we've enjoyed re-packaging a few of our favorite Easter treats and passing them on as gifts of gratitude.
If you've got some left-over chocolate eggs or a few lingering peeps, you could spread a bit of joy this week, too. If you don't have what you need lying around the house, raid the clearance aisle, grab some Easter goodies dirt cheap, and spread the love with these sweet ideas...
Cute Candy Birds Nests
I borrowed this idea from an amazing mom of ten, and enlisted just one set of hands at my house to test it out. Hannah had a marvelously sticky time shaping a big batch of chow mein noodles into a beaming box of nests. Visit September here if you'd like the recipe for these cute munchies. We used these as table favors at Grandma's Easter dinner on Sunday, but had plenty extra for giving away this week. We gave Joshua's preschool teachers these nests today with this simple note- Thanks for being an eggs-cellent teacher. Surely you've got some eggs-cellent people in your world, too!
We put together these cute little packages of s'mores for some friends who visited us on Easter day. Nothing difficult- just a sugar-coated peeps and a slab of chocolate smashed between two graham crackers. (Another idea from September)
We had so many of these s'mores left over that we created a new note so we could keep distributing these delicious snacks. Our new message says: Thanks for being my friend. I couldn't love you S'more!
What a simple way to keep spreading Easter joy this week.